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An ominous television ad commissioned by Mayor Bloomberg will soon blanket the airwaves – warning that Al Qaeda could exploit the so-called “gunshow loophole.”

Bloomberg’s anti-gun alliance raises the alar that terror thugs may be trying to buy powerful firearms within the U.S.

The 30-second ad, which debuts Tuesday, uses images from a June 3 video released by Al Qaeda that features its American-born spokesman Azzam Al-Amriki urging would-be jihadists to obtain their guns here.

“You can go down to a gun show and come away with a fully-automatic assault rifle without a background check,” Al-Amriki said on the terror tape. “So what are you waiting for?”

“Simply because terrorists abuse our liberties doesn’t mean that we should limit the rights of law-abiding Americans,” Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told the congressional newspaper The Hill after Al-Amriki’s video first emerged.

Source: Jonathan Lemire for the NY Daily News.

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